"This is a first-rate biography well-written, well researched, and with a good balance.... At last John C. Breckinridge has found his biographer." Journal of Southern History
"Davis tells the remarkable life story of the prominent congressman, senator and vice president and noted Civil War figure." Lexington Herald-Leader
"Davis explains the importance of Breckinridge's often overlooked contributions and his dedication to American politics. The book presents the story of a Kentucky hero whose life and legacy give insight into our nation's rich history." kydirect.net
"[Breckinridge] is the quintessential biography of one of Kentucky's most important but underappreciated figures. Davis' work is the first to delve into the life of a man who lived to serve, and it focuses on his roles as statesman, soldier and diplomat. Davis weaves a detailed narrative, pulling previously unpublished information from a variety of sources." civilwar.com
"Breckinridge came, of course, from one of Kentucky's most distinguished families. He added his own considerable luster to the lineage." Kentucky Gazette
"Author Davis, considered the first to write a definitive Breckinridge biography, utilized a variety of sources, including previously unknown documents and letters and papers from associates and the Breckinridge family." Eithne O'Leyne, Book News Inc.
"This biography is well worth the time and investment." H-Net Reviews